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ABC
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
. the president is about to take center stage on a number of key issues. mr. obama will unveil his plan to overhaul immigration laws. this comes after they announced a plan for the path to citizenship. live with a look at why some applaud the move while others are outraged. >> on the one hand it does offer a path to citizenship. it also allows more temporary workerto stay in the country. on the other hand it increases border security and would crack down on those who hire illegal immigrants. some say it sounds like a good deal. others say not so much. republican and democratic senators announced the proposal. she lives with her family. her mother brought her into the country illegally when she was 10. she says the family fears deportation, a specially for her mom. >> being sent back, that is something we have to live with. >> the group is trying to help families like hers become citizens. she wants to be a nurse. >> we are just trying to get this. >> for taxpayers it is a problem. >> he says granting citizenship to illegal immigrants would cost a lot and in services and is simply unfair
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
the plan and president obama's version. one key issue how long it will take for people in the u.s. to become citizens. they say five years but congress wants the borders secured first which could take time. >> we believe in immigration. we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the low. >> people were with here 20, 30 years. >> it won't be a quick process. it will be a fair process. it will lift these out of the shadows. >> in a related effort a bipartisan group is pushing a bill to keep more high tech foreign workers here in this country. >> your morning cup of joe or thermos may cost you more. >> she fills up on the petrol. plus, why playing the role of steve jobs pay send ashton kutcher to the hospital. >> yikes. looking over here, nothing like that going on for the peninsula. a smooth drive. we'll bring you the crossings of the bay coming up. >> as we follow the 49ers' quest for six it is always nice to look back at the history of the franchise. win number five, super bowl xxix. >> i guess he's ready for more. >> across the middle. catch by rice! beat the defender on the p
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. b
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 4:30am PST
is losing the support of our hispanic citizens and we realize there are many issues of which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens but this is a preempt and in issue -- preempt issue with those citizens. >> president barack obama won 71% of the latino vote and republicans said it was a wakeup call for their party. >>> they say it begins today in new orleans with media day and they arrived in the big easy, joining the 49ers who arrived on sunday and media day is at the super bowl and they will gather to talk to the 49ers and the ravens. so far they kept a low profile but some did take some questions. >> we are going to do our best as a team to get this win. we want to win and we just got to go out there and do what we did all year, playing 49ers ball. >> no pressure at all. >> we will have live coverage of media day at 8:00 on mornings on 2 but coming up in just about an hour, ken wayne will have a live report and in the big easy, we will have live reports in every newscast leading up to super bowl sunday and after the game we will switch back for a live local post game
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
. politics and math. november election, hispanic voters, obama 71%, romney 21%. >> the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain says republicans who have killed reform before are rethinking. >> times have changed. americans have changed. elections have changed. you look at the demographics of this country, and the rising hispanic population, we're notgoing to win races. >> reporter: half the senators announcing monday's plan are republicans granting illegal immigrants temporary status to stay here if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, pay taxes and learn english. none of this before border security is improved. prince george's county resident brought here by her parents when she was 10. >> my mother's undocumented. my brother and i are undocumented but are currently waiting on our work permits. but that doesn't say that we can stay here. at any moment we can be deported and leave a 10-year- old sister behind. >> report
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
their plan and president obama's version. one key issue, how long it will take for people already living in the u.s. illegally to become citizens. immigrants, they say five years. congress wants the border secured first which could take time. >> we believe in immigration. we believe in law. we shouldn't reward those who violate the law. >> it will lift these individuals out of the shadows. >> a bipartisan group is pushing a bill to keep more high tech foreign workers here in the country. >> today is a day of observance in california in honor of an oakland man. japanese american fred kor irk matsu refused to enter an interment camp. the case would lead the supreme court to examine the legality of the camp. in 2010 then governor arnold schwarzenegger declared january 30 fred korimatsu day. utah has followed suit. rob is here for christina loren. like the 49ers the weather forecast gets better and better. >> who's got it better than us? >> nobody. >> great compared to the rest of the country. they have active weather east of the mississippi. clear skies here. a little bit of a chilly start.
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
a clear message to washington that this has to be an issue that needs to be addressed. >> president obama is scheduled to travel to nevada to unveil his plan that will be similar to the proposal. >>> residents will get first lo school could change shape. they are frug not providing adequate facilities. >>> new orleans is the place to be tonight for san francisco 49er fans. [ music playing ] >> fans are starting to arrive and we talked to a street performer who is a san francisco native. he just happened to bump into 49ers coach jim harbaugh. >> bam! oh, come here now. [ laughter ] >> and let me get your signature. >> and he did get the signature. the 49ers arrived last night. the ravens arrived today. >>> barbara boxer and dianne feinstein accepted a wager. if the ravens win they willhand over goods -- will hand over goods. they also say they will throw in hairspray as a nod to john waters. >>> there are now just 6 days left to the super bowl. and we wanted to see you share your photos. chefany -- stenany from san francisco sent us -- stephanie from san francisco sent us this photo. post
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
of president obama's affordable health care act, he wants to tackle issues such as childhood obesity, hiv and consolidating mental health. he also hopes to create a gun buy back program and encourage paroled felons to turn in their firearms. >>> san francisco police are vowing to do everything possible to keep 49er fans in line on super bowl sunday. however some business owners are not taking any chances. they will be shutting down early should the 49ers win the big game. they remember the violent scene just three months ago when vandals went on a rampage after the giants won the world series. >> it's pretty upsetting. people work hard out here. it's their livelihood. people should respect what is going on out here. >> san francisco police are asking business owners to bring in their trash and recycling bins early on super bowl sunday. officers are worried vandals could set them on fire if things get out of control that night. >>> mayor ed lee is a big 49er fan, however he won't be among the many politicians watching the super bowl in new orleans. mayor lee turned down a chance to buy a s
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
of dollars in damage. cbs news. >>> congress and the president are also dealing with the issue of gun control. yesterday the president met with 13 law enforcement leaders. mr. obama is pressing for a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines. the law enforcement officials pressed the need for tighter background checks and a better mental health system. the president says he hopes congress is listening. >> hopefully if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take congress is going to be paying attention to them and will be able to make progress. >> mr. obama admits he'll have a hard time winning broad support for a ban on assault weapons. >>> the boy scouts of america is considering a big change -- dropping its policy of excluding gays as scouts as scoutmasters. gay rights groups are applauding the possible change, but the final decision would be left to individual chapters. >> reporter: the boy scouts had reaffirmed its policy excluding gays just last year. press
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
troops to decide the issue for themselves. congress is sending a bill to president obama for his signature for super storm sandy. the measure is aimed primarily at helping residents and businesses as well as state and local government rebuild from the late october storm. the storm is blamed for billions of dollars of property damage. it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. >> it doesn't. if you're up there suffering, it seems like forever. >> that weather in new orleans makes you really want to be there. if you're going down later this week, say you have plans to be there just for the weekend, it is going to get a little bit cooler. you might want to factor that into your packing plans. there is going to be a little front going through. it is not going to be brutal by any stretch. the weekend forecast basically, highs in the 60's. nighttime lows in the 40's. if you're going down there for the weekend, you might neat a sweatshirt. minimal chance of a shower. of course ideal conditions for the game on sunday. it was chilly today. freezing this morning at 30. then the late evenin
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
rights activists who have been waiting for the obama administration to take action n on the issue. the november election may have been key to moving forward. hispanics supported the president by a two to one margin. >> want to continue being part of the political process and want to win the white house back they need to make changes in terms of their agenda. >> republicans insist tighter border security must happen before movement on citizenship. >> coming up next, a sea change. >> thousands of radio stations about to pop up and you might be able to >>> this is wild. just when you thought everything new was happening on the internet, thousands of radio stations are about to start popping up around your mf -- fm dial. >> welcome back. >> paul is living out a team. >> just listening to some beautiful music. >> he's a classical music dj on a tiny radio station. >> gives local content, you know? people to know are the community. >> it is among the first in a wave of new low power radio stations just legalized by the federal government. they're noncommercial. >> local school board race
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue was cornering momentum in a rare show of bipartisan support. >> there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform began supporting it. >> this is consistent with their country's tradition of being a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. >> eight leading republican and democratic senators are proposing an immigration overhaul. it would create a path to a system -- path to citizenship. reform the legal immigration system to keep families together, " ward green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs. >> there is no reason to delay. >> the proposal mirrors the president's priorities. >> the very important effort is about engaging the american people. >> advocates are pressuring lawmakers to act. >> we now the momentum is on our side. >> that momentum comes after a tough reaction -- election reality. he won more than 70% of the latino vote. even with bipartisan support, passing the
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. thanks. president obama says the nation has issued a call to action for congress to tackle the issue of immigration reform. praised leaders for coming up with a framework. but there's a lot to do before meaningful changes can be achieved here. for more on that topic, we turn to our team after experts peter fenn and while jim is away we welcome back phillip stuts. one of the thing we want to start off is the issue of sequestration. we have bigger fish to fry. is that how things are ending up? >> well, you just talked about immigration. this is the biggest issue of the day for our country. so i'm a republican, but i'm disappointed that we're punting the ball down the field. disappointed in president obama that he's punting the ball down the field for a long time. i don't understand why they can't figure this thing out. seems to be consistent with what congress seem to be able to do. >> what happens if you don't go with sequestration is you have to make the tough decisions and that compromises a hard thing to do in a month. and initially the re
FOX
Jan 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
on the issue of abortions still run high 40 years later. in san francisco, allie rasmus, chase utley channel 2 news. >>> president obama has promised to hold wall street accountability in his weekly address today. >> we know that the free market works bet for everybody when we have smart, commonsense rules in place to prevent irresponsibility behavior. >> the president focused on his nominations of mary joe white to the securities & exchange commission and richard cordray as the continuing leader of the consumer financial protection bureau. the president said both are former prosecutors who will help protection american consumers and enforce the law. >>> iowa senate tom harkin announced he will not seek a sixth term. the democratic is 73-yards and said his age did play a role in his decision. president obama released a statement thank youing harkin for his service. >> today former republican vice-presidential candidate paul ryan called on members of his party to stick together and pick its fights carefully. the congressman perfect wisconsin says republicans should be prepared for president
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
latino voters voted for barack obama, the democrat,2012. there's your connection. >> so it's a big issue around the country but especially i would imagine the numbers back it up for us in california in terms of illegal immigration and arizona. >> reporter: it gets heavy here. even more significantly nationwide california has 12% of the nation's population. a quarter, by the way, a quarter of the nation's illegal immigrants. 80% of that group are latinos. overall latinos are 38% of the state. the largest ethnic block in california and latinos were 23% of the state's voters in 2012. that's up from 10% in 1990. add to it, 75% of all california latino 0s voted for obama. those are the same numbers that helped to pass proposition 30. so the bottom line is this. whether in california or in other areas across the nation, republicans have a choice. if they hope to attract more whites from a group getting smaller and smaller or reach out to minorities on their issues, and that's what is up front. >> it is a big issue for the republican party. thank you, layrry. >>> close the tax loop on the wealt
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
, but also fair path toward citizenship. exactly one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue is garnering momentum with a rare show of bipartisan support. >> for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reforming that in supporting it. >> this is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrant. >> eight leading republican and democratic snorts are proposes an immigration overall. the legislation would create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants already here, secure the border, reform the legal immigration system to keep families together. award green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. improve the employment verification system. and allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs in areas such as agriculture. >> there's no reason to delay. we are seeing a consensus buildings here. >> the white house says the proposal mirrors the president's priority. he'll unveil his vision tomorrow. >> what you'll s
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
-cannon. >> today marks the second week of the second term for president obama. so far we have seen washington stuck on dealing with money issues and gun control. we may see movement this week on another big issue. immigration. both republicans and democrats say they need to address it. for president obama, immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. for republicans, it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. "today in the bay's" tracie potts live on capitol hill this morning. democrats and republicans say they have come up with a compromise. big announcement set for later  today. what do we know about it so far? >> what we know is we got a sneak peek at the short document that they are releasing today. it's sort of a frame work for what they want to do later. it would include more border patrol. more people at the border and also better equipment there. employers verification system keeping them responsible for hiring people who are illegal and stiffening the penalties for that. a guest worker program and preserving the ability to hire immi
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another high-profile issue for congress and the administration is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time to fix the immigration system. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a criminal background check, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
towards what's been a bitterly divided issue. the push is on as president obama calls for quick passage of immigration reform. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we have been debate thing a very long time. >> a golden ticket to life for a better life for my family. >> reporter: choosing nevada to unveil his plan where latinos make up close to 30% of the population, proposal includes a path to citizenship. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants would have to register with the federal government and pay bonds and back taxes, undergo background checks but not before increased border security can be proven. illegal immigrants would receive green cards only after every lawful applicant has gone lou the process we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the law. >> reporter: the president's re-election with 70% of the latino vote has resulted in a shift towards compromise. but some who watch the speech fe
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
obama's affordable health care act, quaker wants to go after issues like childhood obesity, hiv, and consolidating mental health an drug treatment into a behavioral health department. he also wants to create a gun buy back program and encourage paroled felons to turn in their weapons. >>> back to our continuing coverage of the super bowl. celebrations happening right now in new orleans. ktvu ken wayne went to one of the first big parties of the week. he's live in the big easy to tell us about it. >> reporter: we're on decater street. we want to show you a little storm brewing. if you look over my shoulder you can see thing froms whipping in the breeze. it started getting windy last night. the winds have picked up today. we have had a little bit of light rain falling. i want to point out to our photographer chris, that is a news crew from baltimore. and we will be chatting. wave at us. he's wearing a baltimore tv hat. and they are wearing ravens jerseys underneath their wet weather gear. any way. we want to tell you about what happened last night. there was a great big giant part
KRON
Jan 26, 2013 8:00pm PST
warming temperatures for the 60s by thursday, friday. we will be back. >> president barack obama's new gun control proposals may have not just the republicans in capitol hill up in arms. some of the president's fellow democrats are taking issue. these democrats are from largely rural states with strong gun cultures like montana. alaska. and arkansas. for now they aren't sure what to think about obama's new proposal and are not going to support it at this time. these lawmakers could potentially keep the new legislation from reaching a the senate judiciary committee begins hearings on wednesday. >> coming up people behaving badly >> last year right around january 2 we got hit it was about 4:30 in the afternoon a car went through the stop sign a bunch of young kids they hit another car plowed through them and hit the pole and came though my yard and into my house >> felix lives at the corner of western and sunset in unincorporated hayward know ans cherryland wehre here it's acytally and 6 way stop that is separated by this set of train tracks, but according to felix rarely any one stops. in f
KRON
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> president obama is going to nevada. he felt oppressed the issue in his first four years and is now focusing on it and making it one of his first priorities in his second term. >> in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> that went nowhere. now, in a second term the president is trying again. he is heading to nevada to push for border security and a verification system to verify employers are hiring document to workers with punishment if they did not. >> the most significant and controversial part a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and the penalty, and learning english. >> a solution that has to live past president including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people and congress's failure to act on it is a disappointment. >> president obama did announce during his first term is --he was chastised for not doing somet
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the obama cabinet. accomplishments include a campaign to curb texting while driving and changes rules to reduce pilot fatigue. >> president obama said there is progress on capitol hill to tackle the complicated issue of immigration ryeñ4?q forms -- reforms. >> yesterday, a bipartisan group of senators announced their principals fr comprehensive immigration reform chr in line with principals i've campaigned on. >> the president made the comments in front of a large rally in las vegas this morning. he says is he seeking to win for change that's will give estimated 11 million illegal immigrants a chance at becoming american citizens. >> a soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing says he has big plans. a 26-year-old wheeled himself into a news conference today at johns hopkins hospital. he's the first recent series member to survive the loss. he showed off his new arms today with the surgeons. the surge heens were stand big his side. >> i used to love to drive. it was a lot of fun for me. i am looking forward to becoming an athlete again. one goal is to enter a marathon. >>
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
to figure out how many gallons spilled into the river. >>> it's one of the key issues president obama wants to tackle in his second term, immigration reform. now it seems the president may be getting a little help from a group of bipartisan senators who will unveil their immigration proposal today. here's how one of those senators, new jersey democrat robert menendez, summed up the likelihood the legislation will pass. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, lat sin no voters pet it. third, the democrats want it. fourth, the republicans need it. >> joining me now is congressman steve israel of new york, chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> is menendez right? >> yes, he is right. and, look, we now have two of the three elms necessary to pass immigration reform. you've got a bipartisan group of senators, on the left and the right, who support immigration reform and will unveil their plan. you've got the president of the united states who will unveil his plan in las vegas tomorrow. now all we need are
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
on the issue now and a new willingness among republicans to compromise on immigration after president obama won the latino vote by 71% in the november election.1% the senators behind the plan are a bipartisan group of heavy hitters. new york democrat charles schumer is their unofficial leader. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. con the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: their plan would grant illegal immigrants temporary legal status to staygr in the country if they pass a a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes and learn english. but they would have to get the back of the line for citizenship-- a process that would only start once border security has been improved with more agents and more drones. in 2007, republicans brought down a similar plan arguing it amounts to amnesty. but arizona's john mccain who championed reform then and nowpi says he senses a major shift among his g.o.p. colleagues. >> you look at the
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
analysts say that's a sign the obama administration doesn't see the closing of the prison as a top priority. he will be the coordinator for a sanctions policy and working on issues including iran and syria. >>> right now, president obama is on air force one heading to nevada where he will push his immigration reform message. as kyla campbell reports from washington, d.c., he's expected to press for more liberal policies. kyla? >> reporter: we just got off the phone with the white house. officials there tell us there are two key differences between the president's ideas and the legislation unveiled by the so- called gang of 8 bipartisan senators. the president wants more security for our borders. but he doesn't think that requirement should have to be met before the 11 million illegal immigrants begin obtaining residency. he wants provision for same-sex couples trying to become residents. the gang of 8 unveiled legislation yesterday. the group of democrats and republicans want the border security first and the path to citizenship second. they did not include same-sex rights with their plan.
KRON
Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
sheriff's office will issue final numbers on monday. >> from san francisco to capitol hill. thousands of people took to the streets all across the nation today in support of president obama's gun control initiatives. chris mozingo introduces us to demonstrators in washington calling on congress to support the new proposal. >> reporter: lori bennett is not accustomed to events like this. this is her first demonstration. >> "newtown just tore my heart out. honestly didn't feel this emotional since 9-11." >> reporter: marching behind a banner that says, "when we stand together, we stand a chance". some demonstrators targeted the n-r-a with their signs, while others held up names of gun violence victims. across the street, a counterdemonstration. dick heller was there. >> "it's a dangerous city when people are disarmed." >> reporter: both rallies come a day after vice president joe biden hit the road to promote the president's plan for new firearm laws. several high- powered speakers addressed the crowd at the gun control march. but perhaps the most powerful testimony came from colin godd
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
ago. giffords is also expected to make a short statement. >>> another issue is getting reform. president obama called for swift action. >> the idea that i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. the question is very simple. do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? i believe that we do. >> one of the main provisions in the plan puts up to 11 million illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship. it's interesting. some republicans were upset with the president because they're saying he's not talking about a prerequisite, border security first before they grant this path way to citizenship. >> this won't be the last conversation on that. >> that's right. i agree. >> plenty more to follow. >>> nor john kerry has been confirmed to be the next secretary of state. the senate overwhelmingly affirmed kerry's nomination. he served as chairman of the senate foreign relations committee for the last four years
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
two workers were killed at the research center and five others were wounded. >>> president obama says he wants final immigration reform, a deal done in six months. during an interview, the president said it could even be done sooner because no major issue is standing in the way. eight senators, four democrats, four republicans have agreed on a framework when it comes to immigration reform. it would include a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. >>> a dictionary and these sawyer reduce to lead to the mistrial of a former culpeper police officer found guilty of manslaughter. he was convicted tuesday of shooting and killing patricia cook. the jury foreman disobeyed the judge's instructions and brought in dictionaries and a that sawyer reduce during deliberations. prosecutors say the verdict should stand. the defense want as new trial. the verdict at this point remains up in the air. >>> how should d.c. spend its $417 budget surplus. if councilman marion barry has his way, it would be used to improve services for the city's disadvantaged people
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
, that obama has found a soulmate on the issue of war. so with hagel as defense secretary, even though he served certainly during vietnam, a republican, what does it mean for american engagement in the world in the next four years? >> that it's going to be done in a much more careful way. clearly in my research on the first book i did on obama in talking with the president about the war in afghanistan, he, like hagel, has an aversion to war. he'll go to war, but in obama's famous nobel prize acceptance speech he made it very clear that war may be necessary, but it's always a manifestation of human folly. >> and the secretary of state john kerry has said they need to get the economic house in order as a first priority for national security. but look at syria and look at iran. where does the secretary -- the secretary of defense nominee and the president stand on iran? >> well, they're going -- you know, the policy is to prevent iran from getting the bomb. that is the most difficult policy to execute. it's not matter of containment. it's a matter of staffing it, whether that's going to be e
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
living in the shadows. >> the plan by the "gang of eight" lays out ways to address the big issues including the path to citizenship for endowment the -- citizenship for undocumented workers. we have gone 25 years without a clear statement. that is not acceptable. >> tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas with his own plan promising that reform during the 2008 campaign but failed to flavor in the first term with 7 in ten latino voters supporting president obama in 2012 election republicans now appear more willing to play ball. >> there is a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle including more more on the republican side. >> americans support it. latino voters expect it. democrats want it. republicans need it. >> as washington lawmakers prepare to act some states are taking action. over the weekend, illinois became the fourth state to allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. >> this morning, a state lawmaker plans to unveil legislation to create a state-wide earthquake warning system. los angeles area state senator says such a system could minimize death and d
KRON
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm PST
there to examine gun safety issues. the vice president and homeland security secretary janet napolitano sat down friday with former panel members as the obama administration tries to promote new national gun laws. >> we were able to really quiz our friends here who tragedy as everyone in america knows, what happened at virginia tech >> reporter: >> reporter: the leader of the independent firearm owners association says polticians need to adjust their aim. >> instead of focusing on the gun, we need to focus on the problem, which is always, in whose hands are the guns >> reporter: gun control became a top presidential priority following the mass shooting in a newtown, connecticut elementary school. president obama is pushing gun sales and a renewed ban on assault weapons. supporters of the on washington this weekend. actress and activist kathleen turner will be among them. >> (turner): this is not an attack on the second ammendment. i don't think anybody is going to say you may not own a gun. it is simply let's own it responsibly and wisely. >> reporter: march participants want a ban on assault ri
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> many in washington are still reacting to president obama's immigration speech in las vegas yesterday where he said now is the time to fix what he called a broken system. republicans are only willing so far to compromise on the issue. nbc's tracie potts joins us live. >> reporter: hi, mara. good morning. now on capitol hill begins the process what could be a tedious process of sorting out what is is different for the president's proposal after the speech yesterday and also with the bipartisan group of lawmakers, democrats and republicans came up with the broad principles here appear to be the same. beefing up the borders and the pass to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. but neither plan has full details at this point. and it raises a lot of questions, for example, how long will this immigration process take? lawmakers want to make sure border security happens first. the president did not mention that. so that could make a difference in how long it actually takes to get this path to citizenship under way. the other big issue, same-sex immigran
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
this issue in general that the white house will welcome. president obama met on friday or spoke on friday, i should say, with the congressional hispanic caucus. that was ahead of what he's doing tomorrow. he's already put out his immigration plan but he's trying to build support for it, highlight it. he will head to las vegas to get that going tomorrow. but his plan, i will tell you, is similar to the senate plan. but there are some key differences and they have to do with that pathway to citizenship. we're expecting to learn more about exactly what the differences are. but the pathway to citizenship and also border security. as you heard dana mention there, ashleigh, these are the hottest of the hot button issues. so these differences are really something to pay attention to as we t get more details. >> maybe somewhat as dana had written in some notes earlier, somewhat of an insurance policy in case this current proposal doesn't get traction. i want to switch gears only because we have you there standing in the rain. there is going to be a flurry of activity and, again, the issue of gun con
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
cell yes met with president obama today. giffords told congress tod65r at now. >> gun safety advocates and the national rifle association squared off on this issue. mark? >> the senate is considering and today, both sides ofk(x the debate were represented at that hearing. first, gabby giffords in a senate hearing the appearance was brief but powerful. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. v congress woman shot in the head two years ago, made an appeal for action. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the murder of 20 school;xÑ children reignited the debate, today, in what will be a long battle over efforts to strengthen background checks on purchases and renew a ban on assault weapons. and told senators background checks would be a waste of time and money. >>zyn: you'll create an enormos federal bureaucracy, unfunded. they'll have to go through it. >> saying criminals won't go through background check autos criminals won't go to purchase gauns because there will be a background check. you miss that had point. i think it'
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am PST
willingness both in congress and the president to tackle this issue. >> i know the obama administration has had really high number of those who they actually deported. does the community, mexican american community think they adequately address that, they're not going after folks to bring them back to mexico? there there was a lot of people who were complaining to the administration because the president said, i'm going to solve the immigration problem once and for all. and the reality is that about 1.6 million people were deported from the country. but reality is, on the other side of the aisle, the republican rhetoric didn't do a much better with talk about self-deportation and making life in the united states so miserable to immigrants that they would have no other choice but to leave the country. and that's probably the reason why president obama got more than 70% of the hispanic vote. >> thank you. appreciate it. of course the push for immigration reform is gaining momentum. but some of the critics say not so fast. want to bring in joe arpaio of maricopa county, arizona. good to see yo
KRON
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
guns and 371 long guns were collected. the san mateo county sheriff's office will issue final numbers on monday. >> from san francisco to capitol hill. thousands of people took to the streets all across the nation saturday in support of president obama's gun control initiatives as well as new measures introduced on capitol hill. chris mozingo introduces us washington calling on congress to support the new proposals. >> we need to be heard. >> reporter: lori bennett is not accustomed to events like this. this is her first demonstration. >> "newtown just tore my heart out. honestly didn't feel this emotional since 9- 11." >> reporter: marching behind a banner that says, "when we stand together, we stand a chance". some demonstrators targeted the n-r-a with their signs, while others held up names of gun violence victims. across the street, a counterdemonstration. dick heller was there. >> "it's a dangerous city when people are disarmed." >> reporter: both rallies come a day after vice president joe biden hit the road to promote the president's plan for new firearm laws. several high-powe
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am PST
saying it will take too long to implement. in a battle, president barack obama will suggest a more straightforward route for illegal immigrants to become legal. he pushed a similar plan in 2007 and 2010. >> the issue of immigration is not a simple one but i think we have the opportunity to do it right. >> republicans are split on this immigration plan and why some say it sends the wrong message. when i see you next, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> here in the bay area, undocumented immigrants are excited about the possibility of true immigration reform. many immigrants say they hope the current effort lead to a path to citizenship and many are allowing people to legalize their status as it will be better for everyone. >> the country will benefit. >> they testified illegal immigrants make up 7% of the population, the high hest in the -- highest in the country. >>> they are holding public viewings of president barack obama's speech and here throughout the bay area, we will have a public viewing at guadeloupe church and that begins at 7:55 this morning. >>> the young w
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm EST
on the banks of a river. awful discovery came on the same date obama administration authorized $155 million in humanitarian aid for the syrian people, bringing total u.s. aid thus far, $365 million. >>> the crisis in syria will be among the toughest issues facing the new secretary of state, john kerry. he was confirmed today by the senate by a vote of 94-3. he takes over for the departing hillary clinton officially on friday. the outgoing secretary of state has survived four years in office in the most travel-intensive job there is. she survived 1 million mile us in the air, visits to 112 nations. it took a fall in the bathroom to bring her down, but she is back up and has emerged for an exit interview with nbc's andrea mitchell today, during which she said it's tougher these days to pull off the sweeping diplomatic achievements of the old days. >> reporter: brian, hillary clinton said today that her first challenge taking over was to restore the world's confidence in america's leadership but she did acknowledge that it is tougher in the current world to achieve those big breakthroughs, as
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
this a top issue. joe, you remember that between the clinton and obama white houses, he worked in financial services. he's using the muscle of chicago's accounts to push two banks that are doing business with gun manufacturers to say either use your influence to get them to moderate how they sell their weapons or stop doing business with them. second, more visible player, gabby giffords, the former congresswoman shot in arizona and her husband, mark phillips, say they're going to be much more aggressive about lobbying on capitol hill. they have a group with a super pac arm that's going to surf that public opinion you were just pointing to. and they describe themselves as gun-owning moderates. they're from the mountain west. but obviously have incredible moral authority on the gun issue. they're going on start using that more and more. mark phillips, her husband, tells "politico" in an interview that they're going to do whatever they can to build support for this legislation, even though as the moment house republicans are turning up their noses at it. >> hey, mike, also last night, speaking
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